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Believers. I've noticed a few people state that they are believers in their profiles. Why come here?
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2018:
Let's hope it's curiosity or perhaps the beginning of a move away from religion.
VIBRISSA ; noun 1.
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2018:
That sure is an unusual one!
[friendlyatheist.patheos.com] CatholicMoms Defend Kavanaugh- It Can Happen To Our Sons Ad-WTF!!!
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2018:
Being raised a Catholic, I think it's fair to say that in general, no training is given to children about living a virtuous life. In my day, the subject was never discussed. Our perception of the relationship between the sexes was that women protected their virginity at all costs so it was the business of a man to find a way past the obstructions.
NAKED PRAYER - Cuz god can hear you better with your junk hanging out. [christianpost.com]
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2018:
I forgot digitally could mean using your fingers. The real problem was bringing the children along.
INTERLOCUTOR - a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2018:
I thought it might be someone more important.
The Souljazz Orchestra - Mista President (Original Version) [youtube.]
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2018:
Very lively and enjoyable - salsa turns techno?
reproductive rights
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2018:
I would be scared about privacy with full reproductive control. Who knows what might happen!
Another S.African idiot !
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2018:
What I would like to know is whether black meaning bad has come to us from the colonial past or goes back way further to the time when black meant dark and dark was dangerous.
The new world, "breakfast of champions", tick tock, me too.
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2018:
Absolutely.
I love whoever did this!
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2018:
Guilty in the court of public opinion.
PUTO People for the Unethical Treatment of Others AKA GOP
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2018:
I thought it was a male prostitute!
I have just seen a film called Apostasy which is directed by an xjw.
brentan comments on Oct 9, 2018:
I saw it too. I was very pleased with the effort they put in to describe the JW life. I'm sure it must be very difficult for 'normal' people to grasp the awful truth of the religion as a way of life. The actress who played the believing mum was terrific, while not taking away from the professionalism of everyone involved.
POIGNANT: poign-ant.
brentan comments on Oct 9, 2018:
It was a poignant moment when the actor forgot his lines, perhaps more for the audience than the actor himself.
Narcissistic Sociopath Symptoms
brentan comments on Oct 9, 2018:
I think many Christians think all these people die because they can't call on God for help because they don't believe in the Christian God, or if they do, they call on the wrong interpretation of the Christian god. If you don't fall into those categories 'time and unforeseen occurrence fall them all' (Ecclesiastes 9:11) so it's just bad luck.
This really isn't offensive to any of us, but probably is to believers.
brentan comments on Oct 9, 2018:
What a great story documenting the mind of man trying to understand a world they know so very little about. It's well worth a read.
LOQUACIOUS - Adjective.
brentan comments on Oct 9, 2018:
That's me.
I like this type of book !
brentan comments on Oct 9, 2018:
I'll make an appointment right away!
Rapalje - The Raggle, Taggle Gypsy.
brentan comments on Oct 9, 2018:
Ha! That's music to put pep in your step. Love the outfits!
So.
brentan comments on Oct 9, 2018:
I don't want an atheist echo chamber. I don't want agnostic-bashing either. There's too much angry venting instead of good argument.
Interesting times these
brentan comments on Oct 8, 2018:
Gosh, I didn't recognise him!
Pope blames the ? Devil for church's woes
brentan comments on Oct 8, 2018:
And to think Archbishop Vigano thought it was people.
True Revolution [caitlinjohnstone.
brentan comments on Oct 8, 2018:
Tolle offers a calm place in a storm. I enjoy his teachings. The question is how to get the balance right in a world demanding you fit in so as get your basic human needs. It's an even tougher question when you have a family. The Christian proposal to solve that problem was to 'seek God's Kingdom first and then all other things will be added to you'. I don't think that claim has ever been shown to be true. So caution is needed if a person decides to prioritise their spiritual dimension. I think it is worth the effort but living an alternative life has to come at a cost.
I would like to your help on our "new" website domain Humanist.
brentan comments on Oct 7, 2018:
I think agnostic.com doesn't really suit anymore. It has become atheist.com.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
brentan comments on Oct 7, 2018:
Running out of beer.
Time to showcase some women. Enjoy your Sunday. [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Oct 7, 2018:
That's a super piece of music played so well.
OPPROBRIUM - harsh criticism or censure; the public disgrace arising from one’s shameful conduct.
brentan comments on Oct 7, 2018:
Carrying guilt is bad but it's private. Carrying shame is worse because it's public. Forgiveness, though, is always an option.
Dream and Quest enjoy Saturday. [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2018:
Shakespeare and Cervantes lived during the same period - mid 1500s to early 1600s. The old feudal values were dying and Cerantes captured it so well in this story of a man who wouldn't move on. Shakespeare captured it in the earl of Essex in Richard II and his opposite in Henry IV, Falstaff the man with no honour. Wonderful song!
What made it hard to have faith in a god?
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2018:
The fact that he only provides miracles for upper-middle-class white Americans.
World famous soprano Montserrat Caballe has just died earlier, so in memorium to her.
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2018:
Powerful stuff RIP
Looking for an apocalypse survival partner. .
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2018:
You could protect me and I'll tell you about life in the good old days.
Having to explain, most of my life, why being bi doesn't mean I cheat and why I post that I am ...
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2018:
I dealt with the same situation and now deal with the fallout. As far as I can tell, the suspicious mind can't allow for the bisexual to have any honour, integrity or other values that heterosexuals are credited with free gratis. I can't give an answer to a young person because simple old age put me in a position where I can afford not to care about other people's opinions anymore. I wish you well and hop you find the person you deserve.
Love ... relationships ... family
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2018:
I tend to judge moral issues by going back to cave-dwelling times and asking what habits were developed to ensure the success of a tribe. I think successful habits were later converted to morals and linked to approval by the gods and then a ticket to heaven. We don't have to go far back in history to see polygamy justified as a way to help a tribe survive. It would be interesting to know if our modern societies could survive the total breakdown of the old habits.
I would like to your help on our "new" website domain Humanist.
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2018:
I'm all for it. I think it would help to bridge the divide between those who want to pro-actively work to make the world a better place and those who want to wait for God' Kingdom to do it for them.
[youtu.be] queen of the night.
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2018:
Oh, she's a bad e-e-e-e-egg.
Well I guess I just love sadness and without doubt the saddest piece of music ever written was ...
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2018:
I came across Purcell only recently through The Globe's play Gabriel. It's terrific to have a new source for good music.
Found it......
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2018:
Now there's a backside for a winter's night.
HOTCHPOTCH.
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2018:
You've got to be coddling me.
I need some thoughts on how to write my greeting message.
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2018:
That was a seriously tactless greeting.
To be or not to be!!!!!
brentan comments on Oct 5, 2018:
That is the question.
What does "agenda driven" mean? Could you please give me an example sentence?
brentan comments on Oct 5, 2018:
It's the idea of an objective that is suspect.
That spiritual feeling.
brentan comments on Oct 5, 2018:
I think people feel it at big gatherings, like spiritual revival meetings or rock concerts. It's a nice feeling.
Alright you heathens, what's your favorite movie with a religious storyline or narrative?
brentan comments on Oct 5, 2018:
Godspell. Wonderful songs. Pre-e-e-pare ye..........
Morality is easy; treat others the way you would want to be treated.
brentan comments on Oct 5, 2018:
But keep sending criminals to prison. And should we suffer fools gladly? And refuse to hurt masochists...
It's been a while since I posted on here.
brentan comments on Oct 5, 2018:
I'm guessing you're dealing with the condemnation of the fundies versus the decency of the liberal notion of Christianity. And in all fairness, the liberal notion ignores some very restrictive rules about sex. I don't know what it's like living in Texas, or how attached to Christianity you are in your heart, but in my ignorance I can't help concluding that homosexuality and Christianity make poor bedfellows and atheism with humanist values (which are similar in many ways) would be the best move in the long run.
I find it to be interesting, from a psychological standpoint, that the people who get the most upset...
brentan comments on Oct 5, 2018:
I can’t help concluding that we’re teasing out when to play it carefully and when to start the revolution. History seems to show that no liberties are given without a fight. There are other factors to consider too. Ghandi proved the effectiveness of peaceful non-cooperation and MLK followed suit. Then we need to consider whether white men really are being victimised at all. Or women. Or black people, Jews, Muslims, the handicapped, transgender – the list is endless. As an Irishman, I’m particularly incensed at the treatment of the Irish globally and I am actively involved in starting a revolution from my barstool. But seriously, should we discuss whether white men really have a grievance in our comfortable Western world?
I find it to be interesting, from a psychological standpoint, that the people who get the most upset...
brentan comments on Oct 5, 2018:
I wasn't aware of this. Perhaps they do it because they think anger would be counter-productive?
Question.
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
I think they are necessary to combat the spiritual malaise in society caused by the spiritual vacuum. I hope they stay in place until viable alternatives are set in place to give meaning to life and reasons to be just.
I am so free to being abundant...
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
OK.
Love hurts, you can chose what way
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
OK.
Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear...
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
Sin is crouching at the entrance and wants to devour you. And you, for your part, will you get the mastery over it? - Genesis 4.
Blocked Indicator on Profile Would it be possible / desirable to indicate on a person’s profile...
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
Oh the power!
About to attend a performance of Mahler's Second Symphony, and I'm reminded of this strip.
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
OK, we can rule out the 4th.
A thought experiment, which I came up with many years ago while studying for my Classics A-Level.
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
I'm an expert. I saw the play. Serious party-time would have corrupted the empire even faster than its decadence.
Just when you think old Pat can go no lower... [churchandstate.org.uk]
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
He is a gift to atheism, God bless him!
Communication! So many difficult situations could be made much easier if there was more and clearer ...
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
i think it needs a decent IQ to start with and then education - the sort that teaches you to think and then articulate what you think. And then you need the will to reach another person and not just defeat them where differences come up.
I've just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and am seeking therapy to improve my coping skills.
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
Oh. Don't teach her anything. Look after yourself. Get a professional therapist.
New inscriptions discovered in Egyptian temple. [livescience.com]
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
It's great to see more information coming to light. I would love to know more about the time (I think a little later) the whole Middle East changed under attack from the Sea People. It might even have given rise to an exodus from Egypt despite a certainty nowadays that the biblical Exodus never happened.
PERFUNCTORY.
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
Tr........no.
[youtube.com] Charpentier: Medee 1.20.40 This is is one of my favourite moments
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
He done her wrong. Hell hath no fury etc. I enjoyed that, thanks.
Goodnight aggies
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
Sleep well, Dave!
They're dropping like flies .
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
Well, congratulations!
I fixed something (see picture) that irritated @ProudMary recently: A little girl wanted to know ...
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
Oh, you can't mess with proudmary. She's not common Agnostic folk. Be careful!
What does "the ground reality" mean in the following sentence?
brentan comments on Oct 3, 2018:
The reality on the ground as opposed to reality off the ground oh dear.
[agnostic.com]
brentan comments on Oct 3, 2018:
I hope she wants to know more about me - I'm desperate!
Just a venting post: So a lovely family member just told me tonight that I have a university degree ...
brentan comments on Oct 3, 2018:
Me too. I didn't change after graduation. I struggled to get work and/or keep a job after I got one. But I got the ability to research from third level education. And I got confidence that I could understand things if I applied myself. I've put these things to great use after college and they have really increased my quality of life. I hope the same can be said for you.
Bored. playing skyrim listening to deep fat fried podcast
brentan comments on Oct 3, 2018:
Jordon Peterson?
CARICATURE: car-i-ca-ture.
brentan comments on Oct 3, 2018:
That was how i saw the Serena Williams hissy fit cartoon.
Doubt vs gullibilty
brentan comments on Oct 3, 2018:
I must check out al-Ma'arri. He must have been fortunate to survive in 11th century Syria.
Not (HOW) .. But (WHY) the whole universe existe?
brentan comments on Oct 3, 2018:
I think human evolution from apes is going on for the last 60 million years. That's a long time. Maybe we should have progressed more but I don't think that was possible.
I was just thinking about the first time I heard someone wonder how Jesus dying for us could ...
brentan comments on Oct 3, 2018:
I remember some things, like he was to be a propitiatory sacrifice for Adam and he was to suffer because Isaiah portrayed him as the suffering servant. When he died for Adam, he died in the sense of Adam being a father to doomed people and he being a father to people who would live forever in the way God first wanted before the Fall. So only one death was needed.
Coprolalia: literally "shit talking".
brentan comments on Oct 3, 2018:
I read somewhere that the more intelligent people curse a lot.
CORROBORATION: cor-rob-o-ra-tion.
brentan comments on Oct 3, 2018:
And would such corroboration be also collaboration?
Definitely Twister
brentan comments on Oct 3, 2018:
The meteor hit when they were in the middle of an orgy.
Guilty as charged.
brentan comments on Oct 3, 2018:
To protect yourself, best to look on flirting as you would look on provocative clothing - legally, it can't be viewed as a come-on.
ROLLICK.
brentan comments on Oct 3, 2018:
Not to be confused with a bollocking, which usually follows the rollicking.
Michelle O.
brentan comments on Oct 3, 2018:
Vote Michelle for same old. Vote Bernie for social democracy.
Timoclea pushing the captain who raped her into a well. 1659. More power to you, ladies!
brentan comments on Oct 2, 2018:
But, but...two wrongs etc.
Yes, I can burn the quran the same way I can wipe my ass with the torah and let a dog piss on the ...
brentan comments on Oct 2, 2018:
Maybe keep them for reference?
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
brentan comments on Oct 2, 2018:
There's no need to masturbate them just because you've met them.
Please, i don't want your comment if you will be angry
brentan comments on Oct 2, 2018:
I'm not sure what you mean.
Launch of Campaign to Remove the Blasphemy Law - Atheist Ireland
brentan comments on Oct 2, 2018:
I wonder will the Catholic Church venture some criticism or will they leave it to the Muslims.
No, seriously the blocking is getting really stupid.
brentan comments on Oct 2, 2018:
I've felt the urge to block a few people but so far so good, I haven't felt a real need.
[youtu.be]
brentan comments on Oct 1, 2018:
Jordon Peterson really needed the greatness of Stephen Fry at that time. I was delighted that he expressed his appreciation for Stephen after the 'debate'.
For some reason I get draw up in these debates over whether or not Jesus was gay.
brentan comments on Oct 1, 2018:
I'm sure he wasn't gay too. Leading his group of thirteen men who did weird shit, it's pretty clear he was a witch running a coven.
He has a point there....
brentan comments on Oct 1, 2018:
Fool me once.......
Christian Author Defends Kavanaugh: The Bible Says It’s Not Rape If The Woman Doesn’t Scream For...
brentan comments on Oct 1, 2018:
These throwbacks are as dangerous as Muslims who want to replace law with Sharia.
Where is the dating site for grammarian misanthropes?
brentan comments on Oct 1, 2018:
Is this for people who would love to hate grammar mistakes together?
So very true....
brentan comments on Oct 1, 2018:
I'm not at all convinced that's true but I don't know how it could be tested against theoretical alternatives in the past. I'm not at all sure an alternative was even possible.
I like to sleep in the buff.
brentan comments on Oct 1, 2018:
I do too but weather doesn't permit it.
The real deal.
brentan comments on Oct 1, 2018:
Gosh, I'm not sure we would like each other at all!
As a man I don’t have to deal with the rape culture directly.
brentan comments on Oct 1, 2018:
I'm worried that trial by public opinion might replace trial by law.
Introducing a singer born in the same town as myself but lacking the environment in her ...
brentan comments on Oct 1, 2018:
That's a lovely song. I always enjoyed her voice.
In honor of International Blasphemy Rights Day. Happy Sunday you blasphemers! [humanism.org.uk]
brentan comments on Sep 30, 2018:
I expect to be voting soon in a referendum to remove blasphemy laws in Ireland.
Life train
brentan comments on Sep 30, 2018:
Are you thinking along the lines of 'when you get there, you aren't really anywhere because you're dead'.
What is better than wasting your time at church? ??
brentan comments on Sep 30, 2018:
Churches would be good places to meditate if the seats weren't so hard.
I'm content ,but have known the extremes, and am grateful for that - how about you
brentan comments on Sep 30, 2018:
Yeah. I'm also glad my extremes haven't been as bad as extremes can be.
All right, you godless lot.
brentan comments on Sep 30, 2018:
Bah! Humbug!
Is it ever okay to give someone strife because they lack empathy for what strife they caused you ...
brentan comments on Sep 30, 2018:
I have to conclude you are thinking of terms of our motivations. Can they ever be non-egoistic, objective, or really even more than objective, altruistic. I find reverting back to the religious concept of forgiveness helps me clarify the matter. But religious forgiveness involves three characters - you, the offender and God. In our world, God needs to be taken out of the equation. Why would we forgive if it wasn't part of the contract with God for salvation? The Greeks replaced the old system of personal revenge for a justice system that aimed at stopping the neverending cycle of murder. Perhaps a reluctance to be part of the neverending cycle of revenge, and all the hurt it entails, might be the motivation to forgive in our modern world.
Outside the Garden I stand outside the garden Watching the Lady picking flowers.
brentan comments on Sep 30, 2018:
I think she is really a spider enticing you into her web.
Do you think before you feel, or feel before you think?
brentan comments on Sep 30, 2018:
I think it's a left brain/right brain thing. One side sees the big picture, the other focuses in on the issue to do something about it. My left brain doesn't focus, it gets completely confused. I freeze like the proverbial deer in the headlights. I can only resolve the issue when I get away from it and have time to think.

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